As you already know, Mo Phillips is a super rad mega star in our house,so when we heard that he and his band would be kicking off the St Johns Bizarre we were pretty dang psyched. It didn't matter that we also had to ready ourselves to be in the parade (with F's preschool), first we'd have to hit the St Johns plaza and get funky with Mo. Oh, and eat a hand-dipped corndog, because that is what parade day is all about, ya'll. Here's a video of our sweet friend Lux twirlin' to the song Twirlin' which appears on Mo's brand spakin' new album Monster Suit.
Because Mo is a totally awesome dude, he gave me a CD to give to one of YOU. All you have to do is leave a comment here answering one of the following questions: What's your favorite Mo song? What's your favorite carnival food? Got a Worst Party Ever Thrown story to rival Mo's (that the title of a song on the new album)? If you were a float in a parade, what would you be?
Okay so answer one of those four questions here, and next Monday I'll come back an announce the winner (using random.org's number generator).
Also, if you happen to be one of the many clients and/or friends I'll run into at Pickathon this year, and you think Mo would be a perfect fit for a morning kiddo performance, email Pickathon and tell them so: firstname.lastname@example.org. Seriously, Dudes, it would be so fun to have him there!
PS- if you're wondering where my excited Mo-loving girl is in that video, she's clinging to my leg. She rushed to Mo and gave him a handful of flowers when we arrived, and shouted at him once during the performance, but she is also exceptionally shy and does not twirl in public! Thankfully, she wasn't too shy to belt out the lyrics to the songs she knew, and I think she let go of my hand and shook her hips a few times during the last song.
UPDATE: The winner is comment #7, Stacy Smelser! Congratulations, Stacy!!!
Three years ago this day, I took a leap and hit the publish button on www.photoposy.com. Since then, Posy Quarterman Photography has grown in spurts from chubby sweet baby to gorgeous and sassy, oh wait, I'm describing my daughter! It is true that Franny's birth allowed me to reconsider the path my life was on and gave me the inspiration to launch my first website. It is also true that the business has blossomed much in the way my girl has, and I, as a business owner, have gone through the milestones like her – I learned how to walk, discovered new words, and stumbled here and there, but at 3 years old am full of big ideas, strong opinions, and loads of love for those around me. This is why I chose to accompany my words today with photos of Franny taken each year around the birthday of my website - from nearly six months old, when I began this journey, to this 3rd birthday of PQP with photos taken last evening.
I try to take time to say THANK YOU a few times each year, whether it be in a newsletter, holiday card, blogpost or hug. I will say it again and again, and mean it every time, just as honestly as I say this: I could not be here without YOU.
I will do my best to continue to think up new and creative ways to say THANK YOU. Today, to celebrate this 3rd year milestone, I am going to show my gratitude the sweetest way I can think of – by having my friends at Frost, the art of custom cake, deliver one dozen cupcakes to the doorsteps of 3 lucky clients (in the Portland Metro area). All you have to do is leave a comment here by next Tuesday, March 22nd at . If you are an existing client of PQP your comment number will be entered into the generator at random.org and 3 of you will receive an email next Tuesday with details on how to receive your cupcakes. I told you it was sweet!
Frances remains my daily inspiration, though thanks to so many of you, your families fill that role as well. I hope to see you soon! All my love and gratitude, Posy
PS... Your comment won't appear right away, I have to approve it first (this is how I avoid blog spam). If you are concerned, check back here a few hours after you post your comment, or hit me up with an email if it doesn't appear within 24 hours. Oh oh oh, and check this out - I am so honored to be the first entrepreneur featured on the Moyo Jasiri blog, read my interview HERE.
UPDATE: With help from www.random.org, comments number 12, 4, and 8 have been selected to win a dozen cupcakes delivered to your doorstep next Monday! Congratulations Autumn, Stacy & Kristen!!! You'll be receiving an email shortly. Thanks to everyone for all the love and encouragement this week and always! xxooPQ